Initially I trained as a teacher, but after several years working with families for social services, and in charities such as London Rape Crisis and domestic violence projects, I retrained as a counsellor. I then moved into roles as a counsellor, trainer and manager in universities, first in London and then Exeter.
Now, being ‘semi retired’, I have a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor and also work with groups including clergy, trainees and those involved with homelessness.
It’s been a varied career in which I’ve been taught a great deal more by my clients than I ever found in text books. Wherever I worked, in whatever role, the support of colleagues was always essential in dealing with the ever increasing reports of sexual assaults and abuse.
I am very proud to have been invited to join the Trustees at DRCSAS, to be part of such a courageous, generous and highly skilled organisation is an honour.